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The many tourist attractions in Green Bay make the Wisconsin city more popular with tourists than the state capital. With a population of just over 100,000 people, Green Bay has the feel of a small town but the comforts of a big city. From the Green Bay Packers football team to the National Railroad Museum, tourist attractions in Green Bay abound.
Tourist attractions in Green Bay include the National Railroad Museum, one of the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum has an outdoor and an indoor exhibition area. Outside, you can enjoy dozens of historical steam locomotives, including the world's largest, the Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017. The indoor exhibitions cover the history of the railroad, along with memorabilia, photographs, and collectibles. Once a year, children can enjoy a ride around the museum perimeter with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Another one of many of tourist attractions in Green Bay is Bay Beach Amusement Park, on the banks of the Bay of Green Bay. Despite its name, there is no beach in the area, but rather a large collection of boulders in which visitors have been known to sunbathe or enjoy a rest from a stroll. Besides a few small rides, the Bay Beach Amusement Park is popular because of annual summer concerts and great scenic views of the Bay. The Bay Beach Amusement Park is undergoing major reconstruction in 2007 and is expected to grow several miles, with new rides and attractions being added.
For those wishing to explore the art world, tourist attractions in Green Bay include the Meyer Theater, Neville Public Museum, and the KI Convention Center. The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, which offers an array of environmental degrees, is also famous, in part because it is at the center of the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, a popular hiking and bike center.
Other popular tourist attractions in Green Bay include the Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark, which offer tourists rooms, a 3-story indoor water park, and an arcade, all in one. Waterfalls, artificial islands, and water rapids are just some of the attractions the park offers.